Basel Ismail

Lakehead UniversityCanada

Dr. Basel Ismail is currently an associate professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. In 2004, Prof. Ismail earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. From 2004 to 2005, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Engineering Physics Department at McMaster University. His specialty is in engineering heat transfer, thermodynamics, energy conversion and storage, CO2 membrane gas separation for greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, and renewable energy technologies. Dr. Ismail’s research activities are theoretical and applied in nature. Currently, his research interests are focused on green engineering technologies related to alternative and renewable energy systems for power generation, heating, and cooling. Dr. Ismail was the leading research investigator in a collaborative project with Goldcorp-Musselwhite Canada Ltd. and Engineering, Lakehead University from 2007 to 2010. This innovative project was state-of-the-art in geothermal heat pump technology applied in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. Dr. Ismail has edited four books and published many technical reports, chapters, and articles related to his research areas in reputable international journals and conferences.

3books edited

4chapters authored

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The geothermal resources of the Earth are enormous. The resource is considered to be an environmentally friendly clean energy source that could significantly contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions when utilized for electrical power generation or direct heating applications. The source of geothermal energy is the continuous heat energy flux flowing from the interior of the Earth toward its surface. Geothermal energy resources vary geographically, depending on the depth and temperature of the resource, the rock chemical composition, and the abundance of ground water. This book is the result of contributions from several experts and researchers worldwide. The introductory chapter highlights the principles of geothermal power generation using LEGE-ORC technology and presents a summary of the following book chapters. Due to its important utilization and future prospects, various interesting topics of research related to geothermal energy explorations are covered in this book. It is hoped that the book will become a useful source of information and basis for extended research for researchers, academics, policy makers, and practitioners in the area of renewable geothermal energy explorations.

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